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Christmas Candles Free Crochet Pattern


December is finally here and it's officially time to start thinking about Christmas!


I'm sure many of you have already put up the Christmas tree, lights and decorations - It has been demonstrated that Christmas decor can really improve the mood, and we definitely need an extra dose of good feelings this year - don't you agree?!


I'll follow the Italian tradition and wait until December 8th to start decorating.

But this doesn’t mean I have to wait to work on some Christmas projects!


Today I'll be sharing an easy and fun project to crochet a pair of Christmas candles.

They work perfectly as a safe toy for kids or as tree ornaments!


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Here's the FREE pattern!


YARN: Light (3) in Red, Green, Linen and Yellow

MATERIALS: C2 - 2.75 mm Hook; Poly Filling

DIMENSION: Red Candle H. 5.5” x W. 2.5” / Green Candle H. 6” x W. 2”

ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st),

single crochet (sc), back loop only (BLO),

fasten off (F/O), rounds (rnds)

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

INSTRUCTIONS: work in rounds (join with a sl st and ch 1 at the end of each round) unless otherwise instructed.



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RED CANDLE (red yarn)

1) 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) sc inc around (16)

3) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (24)

4) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (32)

5) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (40)

6) *4 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (48)

7) working in BLO, sc even (48)

8-29) working in both loops now, sc even (48); start stuffing

30) working in BLO, *4 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (40)

31) working in both loops now, *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (32)

32) *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (24)

33) *1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (16); finish stuffing

34) sc dec around (8); F/O, close the hole and wave in end


GREEN CANDLE (green yarn)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) sc inc around (12)

3) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (18)

4) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (24)

5) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (30)

6) *4 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (36)

7) working in BLO, sc even (36)

8-38) working in both loops now, sc even (36); start stuffing

39) working in BLO, *4 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (30)

40) working in both loops now, *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (24)

41) *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (18)

42) *1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (12); finish stuffing

43) sc dec around (6); F/O, close the hole and wave in end


Embroider the STAR shaped decorations on the candles with linen yarn.


SMALL FLAME (yellow and linen yarn)

1) starting off with yellow yarn, 4 sc in a mr (4)

2) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (6)

3) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (8)

4) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (12)

5) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (16)

6) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (20)

7) [*2 sc in yellow, 1 sc in linen*, repeat ** 6 times], 2 sc in yellow (20)

8) [*1 sc in yellow, 2 sc in linen*, repeat ** 6 times], 1 sc in yellow, 1 sc in linen (20)

9) keep working with linen yarn only, sc even (20)

10) *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (15)

11) *1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (10); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the flame to the top of the green candle. Stuff the candle before attaching it.


BIG FLAME (yellow and linen yarn)

1) starting off with yellow yarn, 4 sc in a mr (4)

2) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (6)

3) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (8)

4) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (12)

5) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (18)

6) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (24)

7) *2 sc in yellow, 1 sc in linen*, repeat ** 8 times (24)

8) *1 sc in yellow, 2 sc in linen*, repeat ** 8 times (24)

9) keep working with linen yarn only, sc even (24)

10) *1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (16)

11) sc dec around (8); F/O, close the hole and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the flame to the top of the red candle. Stuff the candle before attaching it.



I can't wait to see your version of my CHRISTMAS CANDLES! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!


Elisa

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

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